A new study has raised some questions over the quality of the higher education system in the United Arab Emirates.
The new paper titled "Factors favouring or impeding building a stronger higher education system in the United Arab Emirates" described the quality of UAE's higher education system as "debatable". The researchers aimed to examine the efforts in research, teaching and student recruitment in the country.
The Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec) has announced that it has dismissed as many as 340 teachers from state schools.
The school regulator said that the dismissed teachers made up around 3 per cent of the the total teaching staff in 255 schools. The regulator said that 272 of those teachers were dismissed "due to changes in the school curriculum as per the New School Model" and were no longer required to teach in their areas of speciality. The other 71 teachers were dismissed due to failure to meet performance standards.
The Abdulla al-Ghurair Foundation for Education has announced that it will launch a $1.14 billion education fund for Middle Eastern students.
TheGulf Education and Training Exhibition (Getex) has opened to the general public on Wednesday in Dubai attracting students, parents and those associated with the education fielding eh region and beyond.
Reportedly, Apollo Education Group Inc., the owner of University of Phoenix has a buyer.
Reports say that Apollo Global Management LLC, a private equity firm is discussing matters with the for-profit education provider for a deal at around $1 billion.
On Friday Apollo Education shares were valued close to $714 million and after the news it scaled twenty one percent on Monday during extended trading hours.
Shares of the company shot up by seventeen percent in regular trading hours and closed three percent down.
Fatima Gaith and Mira Al Seiri, studying at the College of Communication and Media at Zayed University in Dubai brought laurel to the university by creating a new programming service for mobile telephone usage.
A new initiative known as "iClass" will cover as many as 270 public schools managed by ADEC. The Abu Dhabi Education Council is eager to implement the New School Model (NSM) for public schools in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in order to enhance and improve critical thinking/learning, motivation, engagement, and knowledge attainment skills of students who are in true sense future of the nation.
Dr. Mugheer Al Khaili, Director General, ADEC said that the move will help to improve the quality of education in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
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